Maintaining wellbeing in working with loss, death and grief 

Doctors face a number of stresses in their work which can affect their mental health. In recognition of the need to promote wellbeing among doctors, Child Bereavement UK is pleased to have been awarded a grant from BMA Giving to develop and deliver a series of monthly webinars.

The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily, and not be touched by it, is as unrealistic as expecting to be able to walk through water without getting wet.

- Remen, 1996

Each webinar focuses on

  • Aspects of work that compromise your wellbeing
  • Factors increasing the risk of mental health problems in doctors 
  • The impact of Covid-19, both personally and professionally
  • Signs of stress and its consequences for you, your relationships, your colleagues, and the quality of your work
  • The dual process model of coping with bereavement
  • Burnout: signs and contributory factors
  • Barriers to seeking help
  • Strategies to build and maintain resilience
  • What helps: developing a culture of care

Learning outcomes

  • Greater awareness in recognising the impact of working in the face of loss, grief and bereavement on you as a professional
  • An ability to acknowledge what you have experienced and what that has meant for you both personally and professionally
  • The development of strategies to build your resilience

Who should attend?

All doctors and trainees whose roles involve exposure to issues of grief and bereavement.


1 hour

Click here to book a place on a webinar

The BMA Giving grants scheme aims to support smaller charities registered in the UK, particularly those working at grass roots and community level, and priority is given to those which align with the BMA’s mission of ‘we look after doctors so they can look after you’. More information is available here.